When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Megan Weber and Michael Sager didn’t sit back and try to wait it out. They took a training concept they were developing and ran with it virtually, offering online boot camps and individualized performance training for athletes of all abilities, and they built a strong following.
Their concept, called Outtrain Fitness & Performance, was so successful that the duo is now able to offer in-person training in Harbeson.
“Our client base grew so much that we’re ready to have our first training facility,” said Sager, standing inside an industrial-style unit directly across from where Dewey Beer Company is building its second location just north of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 5.
Weber and Sager have already secured a number of notable clients, including the Alvernia University soccer team, high school athletes from the region, and the Making A Difference Coalition, which is a group of educators, pastors and entrepreneurs who have joined together to support continuing education for income-challenged students in the area.
Outtrain also recently took over the sports and conditioning program at The Factory in Lewes.
“We’ve been training all their athletes for the last three months,” Sager said.
On the performance side, Sager said, he worked with each individual athlete to tailor a program that targets areas needing improvement.
“We put them through an assessment so we can determine the best course of action to get them to play at their highest performance level,” Sager said.
Weber’s main focus is on boot camps, which she said are capped at 12 to 13 clients per instructor.
“You still get that individual feel,” she said.
“We customize it and make modifications for every exercise so all fitness levels can participate,” Sager said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re really fit or if you’re just trying to get back into shape.”
Weber said she’s excited about the concept she and Sager have developed because it’s a great way to welcome a wide variety of clients.
“We like that we offer a variety of different options for the general public along with the athlete training so we can get everyone in here,” she said. “We’re not the average gym you go to.”
Free trials are available for people who want to see what it’s all about, Weber said.
For those who are still not comfortable training in person, Outtrain will continue with its virtual offerings.
Outtrain Fitness & Performance is located at 18499 Harbeson Road, Milton. For more information, go to outtrainfp.com.